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Find out what's open in Windham County with new Reformer feature online BRATTLEBORO — What's open? It's what everyone wants to know. What's Open, a new feature on The Reformer website, is a place where Windham County residents can connect with useful information …
Letter: Lessons from COVID-19 can help us address climate change Editor of the Reformer, COVID-19 is giving us a dress rehearsal for climate change. Both crises remind us how connected we are to each other. They call forth our best — our compassion and …
Deli gets creative in the coronavirus age BRATTLEBORO — Vermont Country Deli is finding its place as this community along with the rest of the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic. The deli is selling bread to Brattleboro …
Anore Horton: Feeding your family during the COVID-19 outbreak In this stressful time, we all need enough food at home to keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy. Hunger Free Vermont wants you to know that there are a number of food resources available to help …
Maggie Brown Cassidy: School buildings are closed, but the teaching - and the compassion - should continue Now that school buildings all over Vermont closed for the rest of the year, teachers all over the state are scrambling to figure out how to continue teaching. What does that mean? Let's see: They …
Our Opinion: Diktat is destructive, as is wishful thinking The idea that Americans grappling with the coronavirus pandemic face a stark choice between reigniting the economy and hunkering down to save lives is increasingly posed as a brutal question: Why …
Common questions about COVID-19 Editor's note: As the facts and situation around COVID-19 (commonly known as novel coronavirus) continue to evolve, Meredith Burt, RN, infection preventionist for Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, will …

Chairman: Schools should plan for possible staff cuts

WESTMINSTER — The chairman of the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union believes schools in the four-town district have to start making contingency plans about teacher staffing levels in the …

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A list of online resources about the coronavirus, preparedness in Mass. These are local, state, federal and other online resources about the coronavirus and preparation for you, your family and your home.
Southern Vermont businesses, venues announce change of hours, closures These governmental bodies, businesses, restaurants, groups and events have adjusted hours or closed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Updated: A list of Berkshire businesses with changes to hours operation, services These supermarkets, restaurants, libraries and other sites have changed hours of operation and/or services during the coronavirus outbreak.
Updated: Here's what's closed in the Berkshire community because of the potential COVID-19 outbreak These groups have cancelled events because of the potential spread of COVID-19.
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Grocery stores adapt to stay safe BRATTLEBORO — While other businesses shut their doors or see the number of customers dwindle in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, grocery stores are staying open and trying to stay safe. …
Gov. Scott issues travel order MONTPELIER — In a continued effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus-caused disease COVID-19, Gov. Phil Scott has issued new restrictions on travelers, ordering anyone traveling to Vermont …
Students fed despite shutdowns BRATTLEBORO — School buses seen traveling around town while schools are closed down are part a program put in place to feed local students in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. "It's …
David M. Clark: We must commit to a shared sacrifice with the communities that support us I have heard from a number of people who've expressed their concern about the potential for para-educator layoffs. I share those concerns, however I have to balance those concerns against the …
Another View: One way to beat the coronavirus blues: Pet adoption During the current period of enforced isolation and social distancing, you may be craving warmth, companionship and plain old physical closeness. You may yearn to snuggle on the couch, feel valued …
Joann Erenhouse: Senior Solutions remains open to help you through this Senior Solutions' HelpLine and email are open and working. Only our doors are closed. HelpLine: 802-885-2669 Email: info@seniorsolutionsvt.org. Everyone at Senior Solutions is dedicated to …
Our Opinion: When you are on your own, we are there with you On Friday, March 20, newspapers across the United Kingdom printed the same front-page headline in solidarity, to reassure readers rattled by the COVID-19 pandemic: "When you're on your own, we are …
Locals worry about nonresident influx DOVER — Concern over nonresidents heading to the hills of Vermont during the coronavirus pandemic are not going ignored. "Ski area legislators are continually communicating with each other …
New site opens as COVID-19 testing expands PUTNEY — A parking lot at Landmark College is the latest site where potential COVID-19 patients can provide samples to be tested for the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Chad Spooner, …
National Guard opens COVID-19 testing site in Putney BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health announced Saturday that the state's National Guard is setting up a Covid-19 testing facility on the Landmark College campus in Putney that opened on Sunday morning.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus climbed past 3,500 Tuesday, eclipsing China's official count, as the deepening crisis in New York hit close to home for the governor, …
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 300 New Yorkers died from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, a somber-sounding Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday as temporary hospital beds were made available to help …
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Hockey League has extended its self-quarantine recommendation for players and staff until …
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A U.N. aid agency Tuesday began delivering food to the homes of impoverished Palestinians instead of making them pick up such parcels at crowded distribution …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a grim reality of surging coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump is making premature assertions about relatively low death rates in the U.S. and revising history …
Some pregnant women fear giving birth with no loved ones by their side. Others worry about getting sick with COVID-19 and not being able to hold their newborns. The coronavirus pandemic has …
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Martin Langeveld | Corona Diary: We're looking at a recession on a par with the Depression Back on Jan. 15, I visited my financial adviser to see how our nest egg is doing, as I do every year. As usual, the conversation included speculation about whether a recession might happen …
Podcast | Don Morrison commentary: Going viral Here's a little podcast on our government's current epidemic of denial. Don Morrison, who produces his eponymous Don Morrison Commentary, is an author, lecturer, member of The Berkshire Eagle's …
Letter: Serious crisis must be treated seriously To the editor: First the disclaimer: I hope every single word of this letter is wrong. In Berkshire County right now, we are facing an unprecedented medical, humanitarian and economic crisis …
Letter: Facts, not fear, are fueling response To the editor: I respectfully disagree with Ronald Hersh's assessment of the coronavirus response ("Fear is fueling coronavirus reaction," letter March 14.) Does media fear-mongering exist? Of …
Letter: Helping out during pandemic To the editor: As the vibrant life in the beautiful Berkshires shuts down with the coronavirus precautions, there are things we can do to protect the institutions and businesses that mean so much …
Elliott Greenblott: Fraud Watch | Beware of coronavirus-related scams With the spread of COVID-19, a number of scams and phishing attempts have appeared recently. Scammers impersonate officials with federal health services, state health departments, Homeland …
US study testing possible treatment for coronavirus OMAHA, Neb. — The first clinical trial in the U.S. of a possible coronavirus treatment is underway in Nebraska and eventually is expected to include 400 patients at 50 locations around the …
Benjamin Abelow, M.D.: Could inexpensive generic drugs stop a dangerous pandemic? GREAT BARRINGTON — Whether or not the new coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 strikes the U.S. hard, events in China and elsewhere are a frightening reminder that modern societies are highly …
Donald Morrison: A plague on all our houses BECKET — I lived in Beijing for two years and Hong Kong for seven, and never came down with anything more lethal than a head cold. But now, a decade after quitting the Middle Kingdom, I am …
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Windham County has second positive case of COVID-19 Staff Report BURLINGTON — A female resident of Windham County is one of 16 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 reported by the Vermont Department of Health on Saturday. The …
Winston Prouty leans into landlord role BRATTLEBORO — A process intended to envision a sustainable future for the Winston Prouty campus ended with three major conclusions: No buildings or property should be sold off for at least two …
Former athletic trainer files suit against Windham Southeast school district BRATTLEBORO — A former athletic trainer at Brattleboro Union High School claims a toxic workplace where her concerns were largely ignored led her to resign. Jaclyn Penson of West …
Former Bellows Falls dispatcher sues police department, chief BELLOWS FALLS — A former long-time police dispatcher is suing the Bellows Falls Police Department, its former chief and a sergeant, saying she was sexually molested and harassed by the chief, …
Police Log All persons named in the Police Log are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you've appeared in the Police Log, and the charges were later dropped or dismissed, and you would like a …

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